Clingman’s Dome

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK - Clingman’s Dome is the highest elevation mountain in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi River. Rising to 6,643 feet above sea level, the observation tower provides a 360° view of the surrounding area. On a clear day, you may see as many as five states, up to 100 miles away.

The 45-feet tall observation tower was built in 1959 to allow visitors an opportunity to see the mountains and valleys with an unobstructed view.


A Brief History of Cades Cove

CADES COVE, TN (GSMNP) - Cades Cove is one of the most serene and pastoral places to be found anywhere on earth. The breathtaking views of pastureland, majestic trees, rolling hills, sunsets, and wandering animals are incomparable.

As one makes his way through this glorious valley, reminders are everywhere, that in the not too distant past, this place was also home to a small group of American pioneers.

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